Monday, 31 October 2016
Lore podcast (folklore)
Sword and Scale podcast (true crime)
True Crime Garage podcast (true crime)
The Generation Why podcast (true crime)
Casefile podcast (true crime)
To get into the Halloween spirit, we went to Escape Manor to try out the new Tomb room. We didn't get very far! It was the hardest room I've tried yet.
After that, we enjoyed some Halloween snacks:
Spooky Spider Web Soft Pretzels
I used my Whole Wheat Pretzel dough recipe for this one, and shaped it into a spider web. To make the spider web, divide the dough into halves. Cut one half of the dough into thirds to roll out three equally sized straight lines and cross them on a greased round pizza pan. Next, divide the other half of the dough into three unequal portions, one small, one medium, one large. Roll them out and stretch them to make circles around the straight pieces already on the pan. Once the circles are complete, make points by curving them inward slightly and pinching the points that intersect the straight lines. Brush with an egg wash and sprinkle with sea salt, then bake for 15 minutes at 400°F.
Jack O'Lantern Veggie Tray
This was very easy to make, but even easier on a round tray. The carrots will fit perfectly in the circle, then make a face with chopped up pieces of celery. You could also use black olives for eyes, red pepper slices for a mouth, it's up to you!
I used my Authentic Guacamole recipe for this, then transferred the mixed guacamole to a clean bowl, and pressed it down flat with a spatula. Add blue corn chips (these are gluten free, by the way) for hair, and make a monster face with matchstick cut carrots, pieces of chips, black olives, red pepper slices, etc.
Halloween Gingerbread Cookies
This Gingerbread cookie is my mom's, and it's a holiday tradition. Pick up some Halloween themed cookie cutters, and add some chocolate chips, icing, candy, whatever you like!